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SPH Faculty Experts for Nursing homes

Brant E. FriesBrant E. Fries, PhD

Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-2107 E-mail:

  • Helped develop Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI), federally mandated evaluation of nursing home residents, providing information on approximately 4.8 million residents per year.     MORE

Richard HirthRichard Hirth, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Health Management and Policy
Phone: 734-936-1306 E-mail:

  • Research interests include the role of not-for-profit providers in health care markets, health insurance, the relationship between managed care and the adoption and utilization of medical technologies, long-term care, and the economics of end-stage renal disease care.     MORE